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Maldon Oyster Smack, William, MN15, SOLD

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William MN15 
Sails and Deck Gear


Maldon Oyster Smack, William, MN15

Maldon Oyster Smack, William, built by Howard's of Maldon in 1889. Construction is primarily Larch planking on Oak frames. The hull was sheathed in GRP by Frank Halls and Sons of Walton in 1991. The decks were replaced with two layers of plywood, epoxy sheathed, by Harman's St Osyth Boatyard in 1994.

Ballast is concrete with loose lead ingots. 

Oyster Smack, William - Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall, inc Bowsprit
 (note:  bowsprit retracts)
50ft 15.24m
Length on Deck  36ft 10.98m
Waterline Length  30ft 2ins 9.2m
Beam  9ft 2.75m
Draft  4ft 1.22m
Displacement  7 tons


up to 4 berths in open plan layout
Heads in-between forward V berths
Settee berth to starboard
Galley aft to starboard
Storage area to port with possible quarter berth aft

Rig, Sails and Spars

Gaff Cutter Smack rig
Pine spars
Galvanised Steel standing rigging
Duradon and Terelyne sails :-
Mainsail - three reefing points
Fisherman's staysail
Storm jib

Deck Equipment

Fisherman Bower anchor on 3/8inch chain
Smaller Fisherman kedge anchor 

Manual anchor windlass
Boat hook
Whisker pole
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Sail cover
Winter cover
Gear and tackle to lower mast


General Equipment


Gas cooker
Calor Gas bottle, stows on-deck
Pots, pans and cutlery included
Manually pumped fresh water to galley
Blake sea toilet

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Solid fuel heating stove
Berth Cushions
Oil lamps


Marinised 4-cylinder BMC 2.5litre diesel engine 
Freshwater cooling with heat exchanger
Complete overhaul 1992
Major service 2010
Serviced annually by owners
Conventional shaft drive to central propeller


Water - TBA
Diesel - 25 litres 

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 12Volt 85AH batteries

VHF Radio Telephone

Depth sounder
Navigation lights

Safety Gear

Fire extinguisher
Life belt with light
Boarding ladder
Fire blanket
First aid kit
Manual bilge pump


Lots of history and documents
Previous Bill of sale

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Eastern Yachts 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.  All Content is copyright - All Rights Reserved.